We are all looking for an active, social and engaged retirement lifestyle. This not only adds to our lifespans but also helps to ensure that our future years will be healthy and fulfilling. There are statistics aplenty to demonstrate this. For instance, people living in communities have fewer hospital visits than others; socially active people have lower incidences of depression; mental activity could delay the onset of dementia – the benefits of staying active and social are extensive.
The infrastructure that is provided at Living Gems Resorts assists Home Owners to be both mentally and physically active. Individual Resorts may also arrange for external health and fitness instructors to visit their Resort to assist Home Owners ‘build better health’.
In terms of physical activity, there are a host of age-appropriate facilities in each Resort that are free for Home Owners to use. Varying from Resort to Resort, these may include a heated pool, which has easy entry and exit for the less mobile amongst us; a bowling greens; a tennis court as well as a gymnasium. All of these recreational and health facilities are within a two to five-minute walk from your home. The easy accessibility means that our Home Owners tend to exercise frequently and regularly.
The internal streets within each Resort are typically free of traffic and safe for Home Owners to use at all times. Home Owners are therefore able to enjoy a fantastic network of walking routes on a daily basis – all without having to leave the convenience of their Resort.
The general atmosphere within Living Gems Resorts is perhaps the greatest single benefit to the social and mental wellness of our Home Owners. It is worth repeating that most Home Owners are part of a generation of people who ‘Know their neighbours’ and ‘Care about their neighbours’. You will never be short of somebody to talk to, have a drink or meal with, or share a common interest with.
Building on this very solid base of a caring and supportive community, Home Owners in each Resort organise frequent social events, outings and tours. You can take part as little or as much as you like. Life within a positive social atmosphere will help you to develop and sustain a happy outlook on life.
Our Home Owners can choose their own health practitioners such as GPs, specialists and the medical facilities they need. However, each Resort may also have consulting rooms that are available to visiting practitioners and allied health professionals such as physiotherapists.
All Living Gems Resorts are close to medical facilities with easy access to hospitals and medical centres if the need arises. There are also shopping centres, pharmacies and other social outlets close by.